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Old Jan 28, 04, 3:29 pm
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Robert Leach
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ConnFlyer:
Many inside DL say that Grinstein isn't very fond of it and may kill it. One problem with Song is that the 757's are a little too big for many routes.</font>

But, size was one of the main reasons the 757 was selected in the first place. Bigger size was felt to produce lower seat costs on a per seat basis.

Sounds like the expert bean counters (you know, the ones they had to put in those bankruptcy-proof plans for so that they would retain them because they were so good) didn't do the math quite right.

But, if true, good for Grinstein. I wish he would eliminate all of this single cabin experimental crap and focus on a high quality competitive full service airline, perhaps with three class service that includes a tight pitch cattle car section in the back for T fares or something. A small first class section in the RJs wouldn't hurt either.
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